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This is terrific sounding analogue fully polyphonic string synthesiser. It's an early one with the real wood veneer (as opposed to the later ones with plastic film) and a metal toggle power switch. It is in fair to good condition with some obvious scuffs to the wood veneer and non original cabinet hinges and clasps. It has been extensively modified by me so this is a very special and completely unique PE-2000.
The bass end has been significantly extended as the stock PE2000 is very bass light. Several of the key audio op-amps have been upgraded for less noise. The phaser's slowest LFO speed has been reduced. The envelope's auto damp mode can now be turned on or off via a new little toggle switch in the envelope section of the front panel. When switched off, any new notes played do not cut off the older notes leaving their release tails intact. With another new switch the vibrato oscillators can be turned on or off on all preset sounds. The maximum attack and release times have also been increased.
The stock PE-2000 distorts if you play a cluster of notes near to each other. Although this is not that audible at the lower end of the keyboard it sounds pretty terrible at the top end. It happens because the crude diode switching networks, that control the signal path between the various preset I and II modes, have a very limited headroom. I have replaced all the diode switches with integrated FET switches. These now control the audio pathways without introducing noticeable distortion yet keeping the same sound of the individual presets. The result is that you can now play close clusters of notes without the nasty artifacts.
The unit has had all the large value electrolytic capacitors replaced with new ones. It also has a detachable mains lead rather than the usual capitive one.
Price is 650GBP. Personal pick up only.
32 note USB midi controller. In near new condition and bought only in December 2015.
Price is 110GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 12GBP within the UK.
Good condition but with a few minor scuffs to the case. The internal tact switches have recently been replaced.
Price is 275GBP. Personal pick up only.
Expansion card for the JV series of synthesisers, eg. JV-1080, JV2080 etc. Fully working and in good condition. No original packaging or documentation provided.
Price is 85GBP. Shipping is 8GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
In circuitry terms this is very similar to the first version of the Logan String Melody. However, it adds two additional voices, ORCH I and ORCH II. The former is a fizzy sound that is like a thinner version of the standard Cello sound, while the latter is a much more useful vocal type sound. This particular unit has been modified so that both 'orch' presets are fed to the main triple ensemble unit thus giving them both a rich shimmering sound that is not present on the stock Logan (or Wersi) String Orchestra. The Slalom slider, which previously served as a bizarre pitch bender, has been reworked to become a modulation depth control for the 6Hz (vibrato) oscillator in the ensemble circuit. This allows the user to dial in sounds that go from smooth chorus tones (as on the String Melody II's organ preset), through the standard Logan string sound, to an over the top vibrato driven lead.
I have also added my modification to reduce unwanted note bleedthrough when more than one note is pressed down. Standard Logans tend to 'beehive' when more than one note is pressed down giving a very mushy sound particularly in the higher registers. My modification kills this completely yet retaining the distinctive Logan sound.
Cosmetically, this one is in pretty poor condition. The left hand end cheek has seen some water damage and the tolex covered case is very tatty. Several of the slider caps are missing. Not what you would call a museum piece by any means. But it's been a trusty fellow and everything works very well.
The unit has had a full service recently including a power supply upgrade and a major recap.
Price is 225GBP. Personal pick up only.
An excellent sounding flanger pedal based on the SAD1024 analogue delay chip. Wonderful solid construction. In good condition and fully working. Fully serviced in 2015. Requires a 12V to 15V power supply rather than the usual 9V Boss types. It will function using 9V but Roland designed it to work with the original higher voltage adapters.
Price is 175GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 10GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
An excellent sounding FET based phaser pedal. Wonderful solid construction. In good condition and fully working. Fully serviced in 2015. This one has been modified to remove the need for annoying batteries and so requires an external 18V power supply. The power connector is a standard centre positive type like those for the Diamond pedals.
Price is 145GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 10GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
A good sounding Phase 90 clone from Behringer in good condition and fully working. This one has been modified by me and been given a better quality rate pot and an additional modulation depth pot.
Price is 17GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 8GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
Very good sounding flanger pedal that uses the fabled SAD1024 BBD chip for really wide sweeps. This is the bright yellow version with the Ibanez logo in black on grey. The unit has been recently overhauled by me, given a good clean inside and out, new electrolytic capacitors fitted, external power supply inlet added and additional filtering to reduce the amount of clock noise on the signal. At some point I think a previous user has replaced the stock push switch for a different one. I have retained this switch but have now wired the unit for true bypass when off.
The unit is in fair condition as to be expected from a foot pedal of its age. The unit is intact and complete, but the bright yellow paint has been worn off on the corners and the underside is rather scuffed.
Requires an external 18V power supply. The power connector is a standard centre positive type like those for the Diamond pedals.
Price is 125GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 10GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
Great sounding stereo chorus and phaser pedal. Based around the MN3007 BBD for the chorus and two vactrols for the phaser this is a very versatile unit. It requires 18V to 24V DC to run and a separate wall wart style power supply is included. The unit comes with its original box and is signed by the makers inside. The manufacture date is 2010.
The unit is in good condition and works perfectly.
Price is 175GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 10GBP within the UK, 15GBP for rest of EU.
Japanese 1980's stereo flanger guitar pedal based around the MN3209. Designed originally to be cheaper versions of the Boss pedals they're actually rather good. For a plastic pedal this one is in good condition with just the usual minor scuffs and a bit of sun fading. It's fully working and I've serviced it very recently. Battery not included.
Price is 30GBP. Personal pick up or shipped. Shipping is 8GBP within the UK.
Note if ordering more than one item from the list below, postage costs will be charged once only and to the value of the higher of the individual postage rates.
SAD512D BBD chips
This is the 8-pin DIL version. These are used but have not been soldered and are fully working. They will be tested again prior to shipping to ensure you get a working device. Price is 50GBP each. Postage is 5GBP for UK and 10GBP for the rest of the world.
SAJ110 Divider chain IC
This is the 14 pin DIL version as used in the Logan String Melody and others. These are used but have not been soldered and are fully tested. Price is 14GBP each. Postage is 5GBP for UK and 10GBP for the rest of the world.
Roland TR-707 and TR-727 Cartridge board
Roland part number 73136080. They call it a board but it's actually the card socket and flexible circuit laminate. Price is 10GBP. Postage is 5GBP for UK, 6GBP for rest of EU, 10GBP for North America/Australia/NZ
Roland JX-3P Jack board
Roland part number 149H215. Spares or repairs only. All parts present and in good condition but I'm unsure whether it all functions perfectly. Price is 12GBP. Postage is 7GBP for UK, 9GBP for rest of EU, 10GBP for North America/Australia/NZ
Roland CR-1000 Switch Board
Roland part number 73141070. New old stock - assumed working. Includes all switch caps, small pots and dual tempo pot. Price is 50GBP. Postage is 7GBP for UK, 9GBP for rest of EU, 10GBP for North America/Australia/NZ
Roland JX-10 magnetic edit map
This is the edit map that is found in the User Manual implemented as a magnetic laminate sheet. Very useful even for those of you with a PG-800. These are new old stock and are in great condition. Price is 10GBP. Postage is 5GBP for UK, 8GBP for rest of EU, 10GBP for North America/Australia/NZ
Roland Juno 106 bender front panel
This is in nice condition. Perhaps 9/10 - with only a slight blemish just under the word VOLUME. This is a genuine Roland spare part. Price is 25GBP plus 8GBP postage within the UK or 15GBP elsewhere.
Roland Juno 106 end cheeks
Both left and right end cheeks are available, either separately or together. The condition is fair - no major scratches or dints - but they are not perfect and showing their age somewhat. Price is 22GBP for each cheek, plus 10GBP postage within the UK or 16GBP elsewhere.
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